It just goes to show how far a person can go with less than half a brain!
I’m still in the process of placing my Suite articles on a few of my blogs. During this process I decided to update some of my income charts. I had stopped updating several of my charts because it became too painful to see how low my income was dropping.
Take a look at these numbers and you’ll see what I mean:
|Annual Total||$ 12,568.00|
With income drops like that, I really should hang up my keyboard and get a “real” job, but I’m a glutton for punishment. Things were looking pretty bleak and then I looked at Blogs #3 and #4. I’m using an arbitrary numbering system to differentiate blogs. They’re not really my first, second, third, etc.
|Annual Total||$ 516.40|
|Annual Total||$ 355.24|
The reason I got juiced about Blogs #3 and #4 (and a few of my other non-performing blogs) is they ended the year pretty much the way they started. There were the anticipated seasonal fluctuations, but aside from that, things held pretty steady. In other words, the Big G didn’t have much of an affect on them. They probably would have performed better if I had added content to them regularly, but that’s beside the point.
My non/under performing blogs don’t have much Google favor and for the first time in my blogging career, I’m looking at that as a good thing. As a matter of fact, if there were a way to hide these blogs from Google I’d do it. The steady and consistent traffic these blogs get from Yahoo, Bing, Ask and AOL is much preferred to the here-today-gone-tomorrow sporadic Google traffic.
The Evolution of a Non-Quitter
Back in the day, I might have quit. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I’ve read too many self-development and motivational books to allow myself to quit. Half of the fun is achieving the goal against all odds.
Okay, it might not be the brightest thing to do, but I’m sticking with it. I’ll continue developing my blogs until my residual income is where I want it to be. I don’t expect it to be a quick easy road, but anything worth having doesn’t come easy.
“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”